Looking for a simple and fun craft for winter solstice? Whether for home or to use in the classroom, try this paper yule log craft to celebrate the day. We love quick and easy crafts because they means less mess, less prep, and more fun! Make sure to check out all our winter solstice activities for kids!
YULE LOG CRAFT FOR KIDS
HISTORY OF THE YULE LOG
The custom of burning the Yule Log goes back to medieval times. It was originally a Nordic tradition. Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe, such as Germany.
The Yule Log was originally an entire tree, that was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony. The largest end of the log would be placed into the fire hearth while the rest of the tree stuck out into the room! Nowadays, of course, most people have central heating so it is very difficult to burn a whole tree!
Instead of burning a Yule Log, find out how to make your own Yule Log below with our easy printable craft activity.
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YULE LOG CRAFT
- Yule log template
- Toilet paper tube
- Push pins
- Colored paper
- Glue stick
HOW TO MAKE A YULE LOG
STEP 1: Print out the yule log template above.
STEP 2: Color the log with markers and cut it out.
STEP 3: Wrap the paper log around your toilet paper tube and tape.
STEP 4: Push pins into the bottom of the tube so your log does not roll.
STEP 5: Cut out two different colored strips of paper with a template and fold them into an accordion. (see photos) Repeat so you have two.
STEP 6: Cut the candle shapes out of colored paper and tape them to the accordions.
STEP 7: Tape the accordion candles to the top of your yule log.
MAKE A YULE LOG ORNAMENT CRAFT THIS WINTER!
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